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Old 04-21-2004, 03:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Yesterday I overclocked my AMD64 to 2.2 ghz (200 mhz) and tested the idle and load temps. They never reached above 35C during benchmarking. Acouple of hours went by and I joined a scrim later that night and after about 1-5 mins of being connected to the server, I get a windows XP error box saying that HL.exe has caused an illegal error and asks if I want to report it. Well this happened everytime I joined the server (about 5 times) Until I realized why it was doing this. So I rebooted and went back to the default stock speed of 2ghz and the problem stopped. Is there some known issue with overclocking that I am missing here thats causing this error? I am guessing it is not overheating problem because my temps are staying below 35C and anything beloe 50C is normal.
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Old 04-21-2004, 04:58 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Are you talking bout the case being 35C or processor itself being 35C?
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Old 04-21-2004, 05:09 PM   #3 (permalink)
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The CPU itself.. The mobo temp is reading actually about 30-36C as well. But that's because I have a 40$ heatsink/fan on it spinning at 5500RPM.
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It's most likely because cpu is rounding wrong which creates the error.. try downloading prime95 and run that program i'll guarentee that you'll get errors within 5-10 minutes of running that. If you are, you're going to be getting random errors like that. The more you overclock the more errors you are likely to get.
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Ok I am running the program now. If that is the case that my computer is "unstable" and rounding wrong, what does that mean? Is that just bad luck that I got a processor like that? Why can some people OC this same processor to 600mhz, and when I get 200mhz my game crashes? Again, it can't be the heat, because as right now my processor has been running at 100% for 10 minutes, and the temp is idle at 39C which I think is a pretty cool temp seeing as how it used to run at 50-55C before I got my new heatsink/fan.
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it could defianetly be the chip itself, some chips can overclock and perform a lot better than others can, although i think it'd be best to snag a second opinion from someone else, this is just what i've been thinking... do the stress test on p95
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